Category Archives: Variety Clips

Variety Clips #7 – Yukirin demonstrates TV food reactions to Gatanee.

This is from a preview of an upcoming NGT48 show which will be aired in September. The full preview is here, starting at 5:18, and there’s some information here.

Variety Clips #6 – Mayuyu’s broom skills.

Since it’s Mayuyu week (month? months?) around here, here are Mayuyu’s broom antics from this week’s Jimangu,

[Jimangu – 2015-04-24]

Variety Clips #5 – Don’t stand near Sayanee when she’s sick.

I know I’m supposed to be working on Shoten Girl, but this was too good not to sub.

[Konya Kurabete Mimashita – 2015-04-14]
(Sub by kurobuta)

Variety Clips #4 – Mayuyu’s driving skills.

Mayuyu demonstrates her driving skills on this week’s VS Arashi.

[VS Arashi – 2015-04-16]

Variety Clips #3 – Mayuyu vs juice.

I could be wrong, but I don’t think Mayuyu likes her juice.

[AKBINGO! episode 83 – 2010-05-12]
(Sub by AIDOL)

You often see green juice used as some sort of punishment in variety shows. The green in the juice is often from a vegetable known as Goya or Nigauri (literally “bitter melon”) which is very bitter tasting. You can read about it in more general terms here, though the page doesn’t mention its punishment uses.

Variety Clips #2 – Minarun vs cushions.

In this clip, Minarun must jump up and remove the top cushion from the pile below her. Will she succeed? I think we all know the answer.

[AKBINGO! episode 146 – 2011-08-03]
(Sub by AIDOL)

Variety Clips #1 – Kojiharu, darts pro.

A large part of what makes AKB48 (etc.) accessible is the all the variety shows they appear on, and in particular, AKBINGO! Of course, this show’s aim is mainly comedy with the Bad Boys being the driving force, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to see their favourite idol getting pied in the face?

However, there are also some members, such as Takamina, who are just genuinely funny, so with the combination of the hosts and the natural AKB comedians there are plenty of funny moments, both intentional and unintentional.

As I’ve been trawling through various variety shows (mainly AKBINGO) I’ve grabbed a few clips that have made me laugh the most to present as a sort of semi-regular series. So here’s the first:

[AKBINGO! episode 109 – 2010-11-10]
(Sub by naruse)

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